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April 23, 2012 at 2:04 PM
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NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) -- The Broadway musical "Nice Work If You Can Get It," starring Matthew Broderick, is up for a leading nine Outer Critics Circle Awards, organizers said Monday.

Among the prizes the show was nominated for are Outstanding Book of a Musical, Director of a Musical, Choreography, Set Design and Costume Design.

The musicals "Newsies" and "Once" followed close behind "Work" with seven nominations apiece.

Nominated for Outstanding New Broadway Play are "The Lyons," "One Man, Two Guvnors," "Seminar" and "Stick Fly."

In the running for Outstanding New Broadway Musical are "Bonnie & Clyde," "Newsies," "Once" and "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark."

Shortlisted for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play are "Blood and Gifts," "The School for Lies," "Sons of the Prophet" and "Tribes."

The nominees for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical are "Death Takes a Holiday," "Lucky Guy," "Play It Cool" and "Queen of the Mist."

Vying for the title of Outstanding Revival of a Play are "The Best Man," "Death of a Salesman," "The Lady From Dubuque" and "Private Lives."

Up for the prize for Outstanding Revival of a Musical are "Carrie," "Evita," "Follies" and "Porgy and Bess."

Nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Play are

James Corden for "One Man, Two Guvnors,"

Santino Fontana for "Sons of the Prophet," Russell Harvard for "Tribes," Philip Seymour Hoffman for "Death of a Salesman" and Hamish Linklater for "The School for Lies."

Shortlisted for Outstanding Actress in a Play are

Tracie Bennett for "End of the Rainbow," Tyne Daly for "Master Class," Linda Lavin for "The Lyons," Nicole Ari Parker for "A Streetcar Named Desire" and Laila Robins for "The Lady From Dubuque."

In the running for Outstanding Actor in a Musical are Danny Burstein for "Follies," Raul Esparza for "Leap of Faith," Jeremy Jordan for "Newsies," Steve Kazee for "Once" and Norm Lewis for "Porgy and Bess."

Mentioned for Outstanding Actress in a Musical are Jan Maxwell for "Follies," Marin Mazzie for "Carrie," Audra McDonald for "Porgy and Bess," Cristin Milioti for "Once" and Kelli O'Hara for "Nice Work If You Can Get It."

The nominees for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play are Will Brill for "Tribes," Tom Edden for "One Man, Two Guvnors," Andrew Garfield for "Death of a Salesman," James Earl Jones for "The Best Man" and Jefferson Mays for "Blood and Gifts."

Up for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play are Joanna Gleason for "Sons of the Prophet," Spencer Kayden for "Don't Dress for Dinner," Angela Lansbury for "The Best Man," Judith Light for "Other Desert Cities" and Daphne Rubin-Vega for "A Streetcar Named Desire."

Nominated for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical are Phillip Boykin for "Porgy and Bess," Andrew Keenan-Bolger for "Newsies," Michael McGrath for "Nice Work If You Can Get It," Patrick Page for "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" and Chris Sullivan for "Nice Work If You Can Get It."

Vying for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical are Jayne Houdyshell for "Follies," Judy Kaye for "Nice Work If You Can Get It," Rebecca Luker for "Death Takes a Holiday," Da'Vine Joy Randolph for "Ghost: The Musical" and Melissa Van Der Schyff for "Bonnie & Clyde."

The Outer Critics Circle is an organization of writers and commentators covering New York theater for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media.

The winners of this year's awards will be announced May 14 and the prizes handed out at a ceremony May 24 at Sardi's Restaurant in Manhattan.

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